For the 15th anniversary of The Sims, The Sims 4 will be getting a smattering of updates throughout February – starting, today, with genealogy.

The latest update (which should be downloadable now) adds a genealogy tab to the Simology panel in the game’s live mode. This handy little tool lets you track the family history and relationships of the household you’re currently controlling, which will likely be of huge benefit if A) you’ve been playing for so long that your initial Sims’ grandkids have had grandkids, or B) you’re the sort of player who creates a Sim that marries and gets off with half of the neighbourhood.

You’ll be able to see who’s related to whom (and how), which child married which person, which grandfather married a third time, and so on. Considering my Sims tend to have less of a family tree and more of a family overgrown thicket, I’m kinda curious as to how it’d cope.

This is apparently just the start of the 15th anniversary celebrations, with more to come throughout the month of February. You can read up on the details of The Sims 4‘s Genealogy tool over on the official website, and we’ll keep you updated on any major new additions made throughout the month.

Tim McDonald
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he's willing to admit. He's written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion - in all its various incarnations - for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He's also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man's only professional games journalist.

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